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Many home sellers have considered skipping the real estate agent to save on closing costs, but very few have actually succeeded in seeing those savings. There’s a good reason: the average homeowner doesn’t have the rigorous training and real estate knowledge that a licensed agent does.

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Raleigh North Carolina Real Estate Agent: What Does Listing For Sale by Owner Truly Cost?

Are you thinking about listing your home For Sale By Owner? If you are, don't forget to consider the true costs of taking this route.

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If you’re considering listing For Sale By Owner (or FSBO), I’ve got some key information on the true cost of selling.
First, ask yourself what kind of back payments there will be. Any back payments or taxes that aren’t paid up by the time of closing will be deducted at that time.
Also, be aware that there are certain loan programs out there that don’t allow sellers to list their home more quickly than the loan was expected to be paid off. Make a call to your lender and find out if you’ll be subject to any prepayment penalties before you list.
What about carrying costs? On my team, we pride ourselves in selling as quickly as possible. However, some FSBO sellers may find their listing sitting on the market for weeks or even months. If this happens to be the case, you’ll need to factor in the carrying costs. These costs are what you will need to pay to hold your listing on the market.
These holding costs can include mortgage payments, taxes, routine maintenance, and more, so be careful.


Is it truly going to benefit you to go it alone?

Next, don’t forget about closing costs. Many sellers, especially FSBO sellers, don’t realize that closing costs are going to be deducted from their bottom line. Listing your home on the market doesn’t happen for free. You will also need to think about the costs of preparing your home for the market.
Think about what you’ll need to do to get your home ready for listing. How much is it going to cost you to make sure your home looks as good as possible? Depending on the condition of your home, this can be very costly.
If you are a FSBO seller, you’re going to have to outsource a lot of costs at closing. Take your bottom line into account. Is it truly going to benefit you to go it alone?
If you have any other questions, would like more information, or want to learn how we could help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

From personalizing your living spaces to turning a profit when you sell, there are dozens of reasons why first-time home buyers can’t wait to find a home and make it their own. Though there are plenty of benefits of owning a home, here are the six benefits that stand out from the rest.

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All right, maybe we can’t say Raleigh is “better” than Charlotte—they’re just different. But there are definitely some reasons relocators choose one over the other. To help you out, we’ll take a look at some of the cities’ major differences and why Raleigh might be the better choice for you.

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Email scams are as old as, well, email, but as the years go by, these scams have become more and more sophisticated. Recently, several home buyers have fallen victim to specially targeted email scams that attempt to rob them of their closing costs — sometimes up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

These types of scams are devastating both financially and emotionally, especially when your home is involved. But to help protect you from email scams targeting the real estate industry, we have outlined a few tips about what these scams are and how to avoid them.

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If plan on selling your home on your own, make sure you avoid these seven “For Sale By Owner” mistakes.

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If you've decided to list your home as a "For Sale By Owner" (FSBO) property, congratulations. Some FSBO sellers are able to be successful, but many make mistakes and even fail to sell their homes. Today, I'll go over seven common FSBO mistakes you should avoid.

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Spring is here, the weather is beautiful, and home buyers are out looking! If you’re thinking of selling your home in Raleigh, now is the time to list it. But before you simply place it on the market, here’s how you can improve your outdoor spaces—to market and sell your Raleigh home for more money!

Why Are Outdoor Spaces So Important?

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